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Peek-a-boo

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Knit a Cute Baby Beanie in Garter Stitch

Baby Beanie

Peek-a-boo is a free pattern by Drops Design.  

You can find the pattern in BabyDrops 25-10 or by searching online on the webpage www.garnstudio.com

There are six sizes from premature up to size 4 years old. You will need no more than 50 grams for all sizes. Gauge 24 sts x 48 rows on needle 3.0 mm / US 2.5. A size smaller needle is used for the edge 

Here it has been moderated a little to make a different top

The cute buttons are from www.facebook.com/buttonsinthegarden

Happy Knitting

 

 

Mexican Summer T

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Summer is around the corner in the Southern Hemisphere

Mexican Summer T

This colourful summer T is knitted in Schachenmayr Letitia, a super soft Cotton Yarn that will not disappoint. The pattern is available on www.loveknitting.com    Mexican Summer T

This pattern will also look lovely knitted up in a bright single colour or a neutral colour                                               

The model on the photo is a size Small, but the T is designed to be stretchable so this pattern will fit a size medium as well

 

Roll Neck Sweater

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Summer Sweater for a Little two year old Dreamer

Roll Neck Jumper

I based this Roll Neck Sweater on photos from an old craft magazine. The sweater is knitted in Katia Mississippi, a cotton/Acrylic blend.   

Roll Neck Sweater

The roll neck is easy to make and has a cute effect.

Roll Neck Jumper

The traditional rib band is exchanged with a roll band knitted on a needle 0.50 mm smaller than the body and sleeves to make it roll.

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Multicoloured Winter Wrist Warmers

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Easy and Fast to Knit

Winter Wrist Warmers

I used 2 balls of Moda Vera Hue. 5 double pointed needles size 6 mm. One stitch holder

Cast on 32 sts. Knit 10 rounds of rib. K 1 st in the back of the lope, P 1 st. Continue in purl. Knit till a total of 8 to 10 cm. Knit the thumb gusset.

Thumb gusset: P 8 sts, pick up a new st, P 1, pick up a new st. P 23 sts.

knit one round in P. P 8 sts, pick up 1 new st, P 3, pick up 1 new st, P 23. Thumb total 5 sts. Knit 8 rounds in P. 

P 8 sts, set aside 1 st, the 5 thumb sts, 1 st onto a stitch holder, cast on 3 new sts, 23 sts. Knit 7 rounds in P. Knit 10 rounds in rib. Cast off.

Thumb: Put the 7 sts from the stitch holder onto a needle, pick up 1 new st, P 3 new sts, pick up 1 new st. Total of 12 sts. Knit 4 rounds in P. Knit 5 rounds in rib. Cast of.

Secure the thread ends. Knit the next wrist warmer the same way. Do not worry about right or left hand as there is no back or front on the wrist warmers.

Happy December Project

  

Stripy Triangle Scarf

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Based on a Jette Friis Design

Use as a Scarf around your shoulders or as a Neck Warmer

Stripy Triangle Scarf

Choose your 6 favourite colours. Three light and three dark colours

Decide in which order you want to add the colours. Each section is 29 rows of a light and a dark colour. The latest added colour continues into a new section of 29 rows with a new colour added till all 6 colours have been used

I used six balls of Lambswool, 25 grams each. A circular needle size 4.5 mm. Tension 22 stitches in double yarn measures 10 cm.  Cast on 4 stitches and knit 14 rows with colour 1. Add colour 2 and continue in stripes, adding one stitch at the end of every 4th row. Continue increasing the stitches till all six colours have been used, this will be the middle of the work. Then reduce the stitches with 1 stitch every 4th row till 4 stitches remains. Knit 14 rows. Cast off. The finished scarf measures 256 cm long and 38 cm at the widest part

Thick and Cosy Pot Holders

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Are you new to knitting, have too much leftover yarn taking up space or just need a fast little project to knit ?

I knitted these thick pot holders based on a Drops Design pattern that is free to download from www.garnstudio.com.

I used needle size 6mm and knitted with 3 threads. The Loop is knitted on the second last row by knitting till 2 stitches remain then cast on 5 new stitches, knit the 2 remaining stitches together. On the next row cast off all stitches

 A nice host or hostess gift

Jemma's Wrist-Warmers

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Jemma's Wrist Warmers

Size: one size that will fit Child 10 years / Women XS/S  

Yarn: Patons Dreamtime 8 ply, 2 skeins

Gauge: 22 sts on needle size 3.5 = 10 centimetre

Notions: One set stocking needles

Size 3.5 mm

1 cable needle

1 stitch holder

 

PATTERN NOTES

Knit in the round. Knit cable pattern on the front side only.

Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row

Cable knit C6L or C6R every 7th row

 

CL - Cable to left, slip 1 st on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle

CR - Cable to the right, slip 1 st on to cable needle and leave at the back of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle

C6L - Cable 6 to left, slip 3 sts on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle. Right Wrist warmer

C6R - Cable 6 to the left, slip 3 sts on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle. Left Wrist Warmer

 

STITCH ABBREVIATIONS

Beg - beginning

BO- Bind Off                                       K - Knit                                   

CO  - Cast On                                     P - Purl

Cont - continue                                   Rep - repeat

Inc - increase                                      St/sts - stitch/stitches

 

PATTERN

Right Wrist Warmer: Co 42 sts. Mark the beg of the round. Knit 1 st, Knit cable pattern over 20 sts, cont rib K2, P2 til the end.

1st Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2 * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

2nd Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

3rd Row: K1, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1  

4th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

5th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

6th Row: K1, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1 

7th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, C6L, P3, K2, P2 * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1 

Continue Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row and Cable knit C6L every 7th row

 

Knit til the piece measures 12 cm from the beg.

 

NB. Thumb gusset and thumb can be knitted in stocking stich if you want a less snug fit around the thumb

 

Thumb gusset: knit 24 sts make a mark, make a new st, “knit 1 st”, make 1 new st, rep inc 1 st on either side of “knit 1 st” on every second row 4 times, new total 50 sts. Fit in K2, P2 on the inc sts or simply K all sts. Cont till the whole piece measures 15 cm. Set aside the 9 thumb gusset sts plus 1 st each side on a stitch holder. CO 3 new sts. New total 42 sts. Knit another 18 rows in cable pattern. BO.

 

Thumb: Thumb: Transfer the 11 sts from the stitch holder onto two needles, with a third needle pick up 1 sts before the cast on sts, 3 sts along the cast on sts, 1 sts. Total of 16 sts. Knit in the rounds. K2, P2 (or St.st) 8 rounds. BO 

Left Wrist Warmer: Co 42 sts. Mark the beg of the round. Knit 1 st, Knit rib P2, K2 over 20 sts, K1 Cont cable pattern over 20 sts, K1

1st Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

2nd Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

3rd Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, K1

4th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

5th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

6th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, K1

7th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, C6R, P3, K2, P2, K1

Continue Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row and Cable knit C6R every 7th row

 

Knit till the piece measures 12 cm from the beg.

 

Thumb gusset: Knit 18 sts make a mark and knit thumb gusset, rest of the hand and thumb as described under Right Wrist Warmer

 

MENDING

Secure all loose ends

This Pattern may not be sold in any manner. It may be distributed and actual finished product may be sold. I just ask that you please include my designer name when selling finished product.

 

HAPPY KNITTING

 

A Jumper for Marley

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Marley Stripes Jumper. This jumper is designed with my active, outdoor grandchild in mind. The jumper has buttons on the right shoulder for easy pull on and off. Pattern and yarn can be found on www.loveknitting.com Go to Independent Designer and type Marley Stripes Jumper into Search area.

Here I have added a sew-on label to personalise it for my grandchild. Bedste is short for bedstemor which means grandmother in Danish

I had a sew-on metal name tag costum made for my lovely two year old grandchild. I used Etsy shopowner ancypants

A really cosy jumper. I love to knit in Rowan Wool Cotton

My Cosy Rowan Wool Cotton Cardigan

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I needed an all-round cardigan for my holiday

Showcased on www.loveknitting.com/projects

A site where you can share ideas and showcase your knitted & crocheted project

 

I bought Rowan Wool Cotton from www.loveknitting.com

I knitted my cardigan based on a free pattern from Drops Design

Link: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/pattern.php?id=1805

I used 9 balls of Rowan Wool Cotton Colour Brolly (980) and size 4.00 mm knitting needles



Knit a Custom-fit Beanie

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Have fun knitting this easy beanie for someone special

Use yarn designed for knitting on needles size 3.00 mm to 4.00 mm. You will need 1 -2 balls of 50 grams.

Knit rounds on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles.  

How to work out how many stitches to cast on: 

First: Knit a trial piece in ribbing: Knit 3, purl 3. Count how many stitches are needed to measure 10 cm when the piece is medium to fully stretched (depending on how snug you want the hat to be) 

Second: Measure the circumference of the head in centimetre. 

Third: Calculate the stitches needed for your work this way e.g If the head circumference is 45 centimetre: 45:10 = 4.5 x number of stitches needed to knit the 10 cm wide ribbing piece. The number must be able to be divided with 6. Round down or up as needed = stitches needed for your custom sized beanie. 

 

Sizes: 1-2yr (3-6) 7-9 (10-12) Adult

Cast on the needed stitches on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles

Brim: *knit 1 through back loop, purl 1* repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

Repeat round until the piece measures 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 cm

Continue rounds: * k3, p3 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Repeat round until the whole piece measures 23 (23) 24 (25) 26 cm

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Knit crown by decreasing the stitches this way:

(Knit less rounds between decreasing stitches if using a thick yarn)           

 * k2tog, k1, p2tog, p 1 *. Repeat until the end of the round

Knit 3 rounds this way: * k2, p2 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round. 

Then * k2tog, p2tog * repeat until the end of the round

Knit 2 rounds this way: * k1, p1 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round

Then *p2tog * repeat from * to * until the end of the round

Purl 1 round

Cut the thread and pull the free end through the remaining stitches. Pull the free thread to draw the stitches close, only a pinpoint hole will be left.

Turn the beanie inside out. Weaving in the ends of the two threads (top & bottom). Bend the brim so that the knit through stitches are showing on the right side of the beanie 

Classic Vest in a New Version

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My lovely two-year-old grandchild showing off his new vest

I love to knit this little vest because it is such a cosy and relaxing garment to knit, and it can be knitted in so many variations. Choose another colour, a different ply, cotton instead of wool or change the style of stitches and you will have a totally different vest.

The origin of the traditional version of this vest is unknown but it was knitted in one piece (flat knitting) and without casting stitches off for armholes. The vest was knitted in lace wool and used as an under clothes garment to keep babies warm during the cold winter months in Denmark. 

I created a version, where the body is knitted in the round on circular needles till you reach the armpit. Hereafter you will need to knit forth and back and form the armholes. 

 

Size: 24months

To Fit Chest: 51 cm

Finished Chest: 55 cm

Finished length: 32 cm    If your toddler has a long body then add 1 - 2 cm extra to the body before CO for the armholes

Yarn: Waikiwi, 4 Ply (50 grams/skein or about 180 m per skein) 2 skeins 

Gauge: 27 sts x 28 rows on knitting needle 3.00 mm = 10 x 10 cm 

Notions: 2 40 - 50 cm Circular needles each 2.50 mm and 3.00 mm. 1 set 3.00 mm needles 

2 stitch holders, 3 buttons

Stitch Abbreviation : 

BO - Bind Off

cm - centimetre

CO - Cast On

Cont - continue

K - Knit

K2tog - Knit two sts together

P - Purl

rep - repeat

st / sts - stitch / stitches

 

 

Body until armholes :

CO 148  sts on the circular needle size 3. Work ribbing in the round. *K2, P2* rep *-*  till the body measures   21 cm. 

Mark front and back. Work 8 rows garter over 14 sts each side (7 sts for the front and 7sts for the back in each side). Continue to work *K2, P2*  ribbing over the rest of the sts.

Cast off the 6 middle garter sts in each side to shape armholes. Set aside sts for the front piece on a stitch holder. Continue with the back piece.

Back:

Work 68 sts. Garter knit the first 4 sts and the last 4 sts. K2, P 2  ribbing over the middle sts. Cont till the armhole measures  10 cm. Set aside the middle 30 sts (this is the neck) on a stitch holder.  Cont forming shoulder and neck this way: BO 1 sts x 2 at the neck opening. Cont to knit till the armholes measure 12 cm. Set aside the remaining 17 sts on a stitch holder. Knit the other side.

Front:

Work 68 sts from the stitch holder. Cont to knit garter  over the 4 edge sts and K2, P2  ribbing. Divide the front on the first row this way.

Right Front: Work 31 sts. Garter knit 2tog, 2 sts, 2tog . Make a mark with a different colour thread. Cont  till the end of the row. Turn and work garter 4 sts. Cont K2, P2 until the mark. CO 4 new sts. New total  35 sts. Cont work garter over the first 4sts and last 4 sts. Work till the armhole measures  8 cm. Set aside the first 14 sts from the neck side on to a stitch holder. BO 1 sts x 4  at the neck opening.

Knit till the front shoulder measures the same as the back shoulder. Knit the two shoulder pieces right side together whilst at the same time casting off the sts.

Left Front:

Knit the  left front exactly the same way as the right side, but opposite and add 2 buttonholes.

The buttonholes are knitted from the right side. Knit till there are 3 garter sts left. BO 1 sts. Knit garter the 2 last sts. On the next row garter knit 2 sts, CO 1 new stitch, knit garter 1 stitch, continue knitting. 

Neck:

Change to the circular needle size 2.5 mm. Pick up and knit 72 sts evenly along the edge around the neck including the stitches from the 3 stitch holders. Work garter sts 8 rows. Knit one buttonhole above the two other buttonholes on the garter-column. BO.

Add three buttons and the vest is ready to use

Lovely Light Cardigan

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For the Cooler Months in the Southern Hemisphere or the warmer months in the Northern Hemisphere

I used Drop's Alpaca yarn for this cardigan. This yarn is lovely soft to knit in

The free pattern for this cardigan can be found at

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/pattern.php?id=4076


Knitted vest for my Grandchild

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A really cosy vest for the cooler months.

This free pattern is from Pickles, www.pickles.no

The pattern is provided in both Norwegian and English language. The original pattern uses double strands of a singles Merino Tweed yarn and a needle size 4.5mm. 

Here I have knitted the vest with Cleckheton's naturals 8 ply and a needle size 4.0mm

 The neck label was found on my holiday to Denmark. The name Bedste is the Danish term for Nana

 I found this gorgeous metal name tag on Etsy. You can get them costumised with a name up to nine letters.